BGSU Arts Events through April 3

Lawrence Ferlinghetti, poet, publisher, artist, book shop owner, and free speech activist turned 100 on March 24. Two paintings he made while staying in Sandusky n 1996 now hang in East Hall on the BGSU campus. The figures were originally nude, but a vandal painted clothing over their genitalia. Ferlinghetti then wrote over the additions, lamenting censorship and the close-mindedness of the vandals. In "A Coney Island of the Mind," still one of the top selling volumes of poetry, Ferlinghetti wrote: "I am awaiting / perpetually and forever / a renaissance of wonder."

March 25 – The BGSU School of Art’s printmaking division welcomes Lauren Kussro, an artist and educator at the University of Houston-Clear Lake. Her work has been shown in many locations around the country, including solo exhibitions at Nashville International Airport, Twist Gallery and Vanderbilt University, and group exhibitions at Kai Lin Art in Atlanta, the Dadian Gallery in Washington, D.C., and the Manhattan Graphics Center in New York City. Her creative process is centered in playful investigation of the natural world, and frequently features combinations of printmaking, sculpture and sewing. Her public presentation will begin at 5 p.m. in 1215 Fine Art Center. Free

March 25 – The College of Musical Arts’ Music at the Forefront series features Sarah Cahill, a pianist, composer and producer. The New York Times called her “a sterling pianist and an intrepid illuminator of the classical avant-garde.” She has commissioned and premiered over 60 compositions for solo piano and was named a 2018 Champion of New Music by the American Composers Forum. Her performance will begin at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall at Moore Musical Arts Center. Free

March 26 – Music at the Manor House presents the piano students of BGSU piano professor Robert Satterlee. The recital will begin at 7 p.m. in the Wildwood Metropark Manor House at 5100 Central Ave., Toledo. Free

March 26 – Tuesdays at the Gish presents “Wendy and Lucy,” a 2008 film directed by Kelly Reichardt. This award-winning film is an intimate character study of a young woman, Wendy, and her dog, Lucy. On her way to find work in Alaska, Wendy’s car breaks down in a small town and she finds herself stranded and unable to pay for repairs or even food. This American drama is a simple yet beautifully told narrative of uncertainty and hope in the face of hardship. The screening will begin at 7:30 p.m. in 206 Bowen-Thompson Student Union. Free

March 26 – BGSU composition students will present their works during the Student Composers Forum. They will perform at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall at Moore Musical Arts Center. Free

March 27 – Photographer David Hilliard will present a public lecture during a three-day residency in the BGSU School of Art. Hilliard’s color photographs, which were part of the 2017 FACE IT exhibition in the Fine Arts Center, are often triptychs presenting elaborative narratives. He explores a range of themes and situations drawn from his immediate surroundings from the awkwardness of adolescence to complex notions of intimacy and identity. His talk will begin at 5 p.m. in the Eva Marie Saint Theatre, The Wolfe Center for the Arts.

March 27 – The College of Musical Arts presents its Faculty Scholar Series. The event will begin at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall, Moore Musical Arts Center.

March 28 – The BGSU Wind Symphony will present an evening of chamber music. The concert will begin at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall, Moore Musical Arts Center. Free

March 30 – The College of Musical Arts’ Faculty Artist Series welcome Brittany Lasch on trombone. Winter weather in January postponed the original recital. Lasch is an assistant professor in the college. As the second-place winner of the 2017-18 American Prize, she has appeared as soloist with numerous ensembles including the U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own,” the Queen Symphony and the Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass. She also was a winner of the Astral Artist’s 2017 National Auditions and the 2015 National Collegiate Solo Competition hosted by the U.S. Army Band. The recital will begin at 6 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall at the Moore Musical Arts Center. Free.

March 30 – The School of Art hosts the annual BFA Senior Thesis Exhibition through April 14. Opening day, several activities are planned: “Where Next? The Future of Art” panel at 4 p.m. in the Eva Marie Saint Theatre, The Wolfe Center for the Arts; a video and animation screening at 5 p.m. in 204 Fine Arts Center; the opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center galleries lobby and the awards presentation at 5:45 p.m. The exhibition is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday 6-9 p.m. and Sunday, 1-4 p.m.

March 31 – The closing concert for the College of Musical Arts’ Double Reed Day features the winners of the solo competition and a double reed choir. The concert will begin at 5 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall, Moore Musical Arts Center. Free

April 2 – Tuesdays at the Gish presents Faculty Cineposium, an event for screening and discussing Department of Theatre and Film Studio Experience productions that are directed by faculty and produced by student filmmakers. The screening will begin at 7:30 p.m. in 206 Bowen-Thompson Student Union. Free

April 3 – Cole Burger, a lecturer of class piano and piano pedagogy at BGSU, will present a Faculty Artist Series recital, which will begin at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall, Moore Musical Arts Center. Free

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